Watching us, watching you

Thursday, January 31, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Terribly sad news about the death of Jeremy Beadle. Read the TV Cream tribute here.

Farm titles

Friday, January 25, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Does anybody know the reason why the production team have introduced episode titles for Emmerdale? Is there any point in doing this for a soap, given that they are by their very nature, ephemeral? It is difficult to imagine even the most dedicated soap fan referring to individual episodes by a title. You just don’t remember individual episodes of soaps, you remember the big storylines, or the famous characters. I believe that Neighbours also does something similar these days.

Calendar countdown – slight return (again)

Sunday, January 20, 2008 by · Comments Off 

It’s time once more to update OTT’s chart of the most watched programmes of the decade so far. Read more

Better than Life on Mars…

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by · Comments Off 

…that’s my assessment of Ashes to Ashes after last night’s press launch. I’m fearful of embargos and the like though, so will say no more. I’m happy, I hope you’re happy too…

Quintessential inhabitants

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 by · Comments Off 

I like QI. I’ve watched every episode many times over. I frequent the official forums. I have had correspondence from John Lloyd. And I even got the play-at-home game on DVD at Christmas 2006, though I’ve only looked at it once. Read more

The Brink of Apocalypse

Saturday, January 5, 2008 by · Comments Off 

What were you doing on 8 November 1983? Read more

Schedule reel

Thursday, January 3, 2008 by · Comments Off 

ITV1 are revamping their weekend line-ups, then. With Coronation Street and Emmerdale returned to weekdays (two eps of the former on Friday nights, an hour-long edition of the latter on Tuesdays), how do the first new-look Saturday and Sunday evenings stack-up? Well… Read more


Tuesday, January 1, 2008 by · Comments Off 

So how do you begin looking back on a year in which television went completely evil?

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